Who Was Maya Angelou – A Virtual Story Time

In place of our planned April Who Was program, we have created this virtual story time that you can watch at home! Listen to Ava Challenger read Who Was Maya Angelou?, explore one of Angelou’s famous poems, and follow along with a guide to make your own poetry collage at home!

A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued encouragement and support of the African American Museum of Iowa in the midst of such uncertainty surrounding us all. Like so many organizations and businesses nationwide, the Museum closed its doors to the public and made the decision to cancel or postpone all planned programs, tours, events and […]

Community Call for Loan Objects

Do you consider yourself an activist? Have you attended protests, created a piece of artwork, or been part of a group making change in your community? The AAMI is looking for objects (buttons, signs, t-shirts, hats, stickers, artwork, etc.) and photographs documenting the black experience in modern activism including BLM, sports protest, MeToo movement, and […]

African American Medical Pioneers

While we are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to ensure that our educational resources remain available to the public. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing information from our exhibits and archives. For our first post during this time, we thought that it would be appropriate to share […]

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At AAMI, we celebrate black history every month. Visit our permanent exhibit, Endless Possibilities, today. Or, stop by for a special day of programming tomorrow. Learn more at blackiowa.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know the African American Museum of Iowa offers more than 20 traveling exhibits? You can see Riding the Freedom Train: The Underground Railroad in Iowa until February 10 at Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. ... See MoreSee Less
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At the African American Museum of Iowa we celebrate black history year-round. In February, the nation joins us in commemorating black achievement while we continue our pursuit to educate communities across the state about Iowa’s African American heritage. Follow us as we highlight these efforts throughout this month. To support AAMI’s mission, make a donation or become a member today at www.blackiowa.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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After a temporary power outage, we're back up and running! Visit the Museum today! ... See MoreSee Less
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